All the buses have arrived in Toronto, the airport bus is at Toronto airport and campers are being checked in for their flights; all the campers being picked up at camp are gone, the staff are mostly gone… And camp seems a sad place without its people. Minus the smiles and laughter of the children, this is a place too quiet. We miss them already.
This afternoon the management team will nap and tonight we’ll celebrate the success of summer. Our standard dinner for this night is steaks, shrimp, scalloped potatoes and Greek salad with our baker’s home-made patisserie for dessert, always eaten on the Main Lodge porch overlooking the lake. Then all of tomorrow and the next day the management team will spend debriefing summer 2014 – because we know that if we don’t reflect on our mistakes from this summer, we’re doomed to repeat them.
After that, we’ll start planning and organizing summer 2015…. and put in a word with the weather gods to do better next time around!